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Diverse Insect Population Means Fewer Pests in Cornfields


Cornfields with a more diverse insect population have fewer problems with pests, according to a study done by U.S. Department of Agriculture agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren and South Dakota State University economics professor Scott Fausti. The...
2-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Grasslands, Water Resources in Africa


Doctoral students from Kenya and Botswana are using satellite data to map grasslands in eastern Africa and surface and ground water in southern Africa through fellowships from the Schlumberger Foundation. The two women are studying at South Dakota...
31-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Climate Lengthens Forest Fire Season


Over a 35-year period, the length of forest fire seasons worldwide increased by 18.7 percent due to more rain-free days and hotter temperatures, according to South Dakota State University professor Mark Cochrane, a senior scientist at the Geospatial...
20-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding Stable Sites to Calibrate Orbiting Satellites


Through a 2015 Google Earth Engine Research award, South Dakota State University imaging engineer Larry Leigh will search for remote places where the surface properties and therefore the energy readings do not change over time. The SDSU image...
22-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Completing Care Processes for Blood Poisoning More Quickly


Guidelines developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommend that a patient suffering from blood poisoning receive a series of care processes known as the sepsis resuscitation bundle within six yours of diagnosis. About half the time...
16-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From Breeders' Plots to the Farmers' Fields


Farmers count on South Dakota State University plant breeders to develop new varieties that give crops greater yield potential and make them more resistant to diseases. The university fulfills its commitment to producers through a licensing...
14-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Luring Deer Away From Livestock Feed with Fall Cover Crops


During long Midwest winters, deer can wreak havoc on hay and other stored livestock feed. However, planting fall cover crops, such as clover, turnips and peas, may help wildlife managers provide deer with a nutrient-rich alternative that can lure...
20-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Biotechnology Center Targets Cancer, Viruses, Plant Genetics


Scientists will examine living cells at a molecular level to find out how cells become cancerous, how viruses attack animals and humans and how plants can capture more nitrogen through a new collaborative research center called Biochemical...
5-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Saving Lives Using New Stent Graft Design

Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaboration between Sanford Health and South Dakota State University. Mechanical engineering associate professor Stephen...
26-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Erdogan's Push for War, a Political Scheme, Says Turkish PoliSci Professor

24-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Mentoring, Sense of Community Encourage New Teachers, Says Mathematics Educator


11-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Relaxing Drug Sentencing Law for Nonviolent Offenders Is Positive Move, According to Criminal Justice Expert


3-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Improving Cold-Hardy Grape Varieties


The French have spent centuries developing grapes with the unique flavor and character of Burgundy region wines. Cold-climate grape producers are counting on science to help shorten that process. Plant scientists Anne Fennell and Rhoda Burrows from...
28-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Apartment Owners See Benefits to Going Smoke-Free


A survey of 324 multiunit owners/operators in South Dakota showed that adopting those policies reduced maintenance costs while improving safety. The research was a collaborative project involving nursing researchers at South Dakota State University...
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Medicare Coverage for End-of-Life Conversations Wlll Help Patients, Families, Says Nurse-Researcher


14-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Tracking Environmental Data, Mosquitoes to Fight West Nile Virus


A mosquito in western South Dakota has tested positive for West Nile virus—the next step is transmission to humans. Two South Dakota State University researchers will help mosquito control officials use mosquito surveillance and environmental data...
1-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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